Once in awhile I think it would be interesting to move back to LA because it's become such a vibrant place in the past 10 to 15 years, at least as far as the performing arts are concerned. Then I hear about what the SF Symphony has planned for next year and that Berkeley is going to be the only West Coast stop for Einstein on the Beach in 2012 and I'm reminded of why I love living here so much.

Yeah, New York is always going to be Mecca for the arts, but at least it never snows here.

Einstein on the Beach, courtesy of pomegranate arts, copyright/photo by T. Charles Erickson 1992